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Author Topic: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)  (Read 968 times)

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Offline StarlequinTopic starter

OK, just got back from seeing this movie and I thought I'd try my hand at writing a review while the whole adventure is still fresh in my mind. I've never actually done a review before, so I'll just jump right in. That said, this review might suck. But the movie definitely doesn't.  (Due to a spotty internet connection, there will be factual errors and discrepancies. Some won't even be my fault.)

For those two or three people left who don't know, the movie is based on a (pretty cool) Canadian cult indie graphic novel series by...some Canadian. I think his name is Miller or something. We can look that up later. Moving on...

I could do a whole thing on the cast, but there's kind of a lot of them and I'm pretty lazy, so I'll let someone else handle that. Suffice it to say, they were all pretty awesome. (Michael Cera's voice still reminds me of being slapped repeatedly with a half-full ziploc bag of feathers, and Brandon Routh can't pull it off as a blond, but these are insignificant nags when compared to the whole of the film.)

The effects were, IMO, not that bad. The entire intro was in 8-bit, and it was totally believable when all of the villains exploded into piles of coins. The fight scenes were pretty exciting, surprisingly well choreographed and deliciously over the top. And I wish to whatever higher power is listening that I could get high scores just for doing the same everyday shit I already do. Or pull flaming swords out of my chest whenever I needed one, which sure it's not that often but still it'd be awesome and I think really kind of comforting if I could. That too.

The music. Damn, man, the music. This movie's soundtrack kicked more ass than a Terminator in a Richard Nixon costume riding a velociraptor. I'd totally buy it if I could actually afford it and hadn't pirated it already. Also, completely re-inspired me to learn to play bass guitar again. I might even practice this time.

The story was a wee bit on the odd side, like a chicken driving a monster truck. Something you don't see everyday, but still pretty freakin' awesome. The best frame of mind to watch this in is probably something close to "I love logic, but I'm not in love with logic." I lost count of the number of video game, comic, and geek culture references after the first twenty minutes. Also, I don't know what a hipster is, or does, but if they're anything at all like the smoking hot demon chicks the first villain conjured out of thin air, I will sign up right frakkin' now.

I'm probably leaving a lot of stuff out. AAMOF, I'm sure I am. You know what? Screw it. Go see the movie. It's awesome. Seriously, the odds of another movie ever coming out with a tagline like 'An epic of epic epicness' and managing to live up to it are probably literally astronomical.

Check. It. Out.

(BTW: Panthean, we apologize sincerely for having missed your original thread and were unaware that someone had already posted on the movie. Um...our bad. But we still hope someone will enjoy this post, anyway.)
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 01:22:45 AM by Starlequin »

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 07:00:51 PM »
The Roommate killed me. The whole way he was like the monster social networking beast who can alert everyone even when he's passed out drunk.

Offline Synecdoche17

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 05:51:55 PM »
The Roommate killed me. The whole way he was like the monster social networking beast who can alert everyone even when he's passed out drunk.
The scene with Scott's sister's boyfriend was fantastic! "Dammit, Wallace! Not AGAIN!"
I know a guy like that, so it was extra hilarious to me.  ;D

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 06:23:24 PM »
The scene with Scott's sister's boyfriend was fantastic! "Dammit, Wallace! Not AGAIN!"
I know a guy like that, so it was extra hilarious to me.  ;D

Wallace is an evil dog!

Offline StarlequinTopic starter

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 07:43:09 PM »
He really is. His personality reminded me of my own so much at times during the film, I wondered if I might be gay. But then someone would mention the Chinese Catholic school girlfriend again, and my brain stopped thinking about it.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010, 07:58:05 PM »
Yeah Knives went quickly down the 'creepy stalk girl' road too.

I like the hit she took though. "You knocked her highlights out."

Offline Remiel

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 11:29:23 AM »
Heh, good review, Starlequin.  Do you have a blog or anything?  You have an entertaining style of writing.  :-)

Offline StarlequinTopic starter

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 06:42:02 PM »
Thank you for saying so, Remiel. I'm always flattered when someone likes my writing. I do not in fact have a blog, but I have been mulling over the idea of starting one for a few weeks. Think the Internet could handle one more wise-ass critic?

Offline Jocelyn Isnt Here

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 09:13:33 PM »
I remember that I became really stuck on the song that Scott's ex girlfriend's band played, and then I bought the album and put that song on repeat. That movie was good.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2010, 08:38:09 PM »
I remember that I became really stuck on the song that Scott's ex girlfriend's band played, and then I bought the album and put that song on repeat. That movie was good.

That song is insidous.

Offline Serra Iscariot

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 07:25:50 AM »
Very good review. I liked the movie a lot and I was actually surprised. Usually the movies with trailers and taglines like that are meant to be stupid humor... as opposed to good fun humor.

I think my favorite scene was when Ramona fought her evil ex girlfriend to defend Scott. That was awesome.

And you are write, the soundtrack was awesome. I was incredibly impressed with the whole thing!

Offline Phobetor

Re: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Winner: Us. (Caution: may be spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 07:51:53 AM »
I'm completely in lesbian with this movie.  ;D